Coverage of Unite the Right 2, counterprotests in DC area Live
Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Unite the Right 2” is set to be held Sunday evening near the White House. Follow reporters covering the event in the D.C. area.
Va House and Senate Dems on Justin Fairfax allegation: "The facts here are still being determined. Every individual deserves the opportunity to be heard, and we respect anyone who comes forward to share their story."
Virginia Democratic Party statement on Justin Fairfax allegations: "All allegations of sexual assault deserve to be taken with profound gravity. We will continue to evaluate the situation regarding Lieutenant Governor Fairfax."
Back in Va Senate, they have passed bill meant to keep I-81 toll/revenue/improvement study alive by calling for another round of study of possible tolls/revenue that could come up in next year's session. Bill could also still be amended down hall if a deal is reached by Feb 23
Top EVMS official did not know there were yearbooks when learned a few years ago there were more recent racist photos; Students decided to stop publishing based on costs, he asked they stop publishing after 2013 edition due to the content. Says there is much still to investigate
Meantime - Eastern Virginia Medical School is now holding a news conference, saying there's no place for racism. Have hired outside law firm to investigate "how such clearly offensive and unacceptable photos came to be published"
house GOP says proposal of splitting the teacher pay raise proposal may make it more likely local school systems actually provide part of the match required to actually provide the pay increase to teachers.
In the senate - a bill that could have raised statewide gas taxes has now been turned into a bill requiring a study with new options for funding transportation projects to be presented for next year's session
Va House passes bill that would remove Newsboys, shoe-shine boys, babysitters working more than 10 hours a week, ushers, doormen, concession attendants and cashiers in theaters from exemptions from minimum wage
Governor Northam's first statement since Saturday's news conference is on the death of a state trooper wtop.com/virginia/2019/… "“The passing of Trooper Dowell is a great loss to the Commonwealth. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends"
Va House passes bill 61-36 bill that would permit surrogacy for any couple or individual rather than only husband and wife by making law gender neutral; It also outlines who controls embryos in surrogacy process